Elon Musk Files Trademark Application for 'Teslaquila' Tequila

Lloyd Doyle
October 16, 2018

Controversial energy magnate Elon Musk looks set to move into the Tequila business with the registration of the "Teslaquila" brand name.

The mercurial American entrepreneur saw Tesla shares drop the next day, closing down some 5 percent.

It featured a photo of Musk "passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquilla" bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks". What's more is that CNET's Roadshow reports that Tesla has filed a trademark for its own tequila with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The filing is done in good faith with the federal government, with legal consequences for pranksters. Now, almost half a year later, it looks like tequila could be the latest in Tesla's arsenal of merchandise it sells to fans.

"While there is no guarantee that a Tesla-brand tequila will hit the market, the company filed an "intent to use" trademark for Teslaquila, which means that it is now not using it, but has a "good faith intention" to use it in the future", CNBC reported. Documents identify the product type as "distilled agave liquor" and "distilled blue agave liquor".

Despite a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a provision for more company oversight of his social media use, the billionaire has been making waves on Twitter once again.

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